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What are the best PS5 local multiplayer games? PlayStation 5 hasn't been around for too long, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of offline multiplayer games worth playing. Whether it's kid-friendly platforming or bloodthirsty battles, there's a wide range of local multiplayer titles to play on PS5. In this list, we've compiled our favourites, looking at competitive and co-op games you can play locally with your buddies.

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Best PS5 Local Multiplayer Games

Below is a list of the best PS5 local multiplayer games. These are our favourite offline multiplayer games for PS5, as chosen by the editorial team.

8. Haven (PS5)

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Publisher: The Game Bakers / Developer: The Game Bakers
Release Date: 3rd Dec 2020 (USA) / 3rd Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

Haven is an adventure game about a couple that runs away to a distant planet. While you can play the whole game solo, you can also play it with a partner, with each of you taking control of the co-stars. You'll be able to work together in combat or engage in other activities. Given that this is a game primarily about love and romance, this is probably one to enjoy with your significant other.

7. DIRT 5 (PS5)

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Publisher: Codemasters / Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 19th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

DIRT 5 offers pretty decent local multiplayer options, if you're up for some arcadey off-road action. You and up to three fellow racers can join forces to play the career mode together, with the best result being recorded for the game's progress. If you're looking for something a little more competitive, the game's Arcade mode allows you to create your own events. With colourful presentation and excellent, throwabout arcade handling, DIRT 5 delivers on high-speed thrills.

6. Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (PS5)

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (PS5)Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (PS5)
Publisher: SEGA / Developer: Sonic Team
Release Date: 8th Dec 2020 (USA) / 8th Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

Like Puyo Puyo? Like Tetris? Why not have both? Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 combines the pair of iconic puzzle games, offering them together in a slick package. You can play local multiplayer in a wide variety of modes, playing one or the other, or both at the same time if you're feeling adventurous. If you're looking for a more cerebral multiplayer experience, this is a lot of fun.

5. Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (PS5)

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (PS5)Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (PS5)
Publisher: Warner Bros / Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Release Date: 17th Nov 2020 (USA) / 17th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

Fighting games are designed to be played together, and of course Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate is no exception. With a big roster of diverse fighters, plenty of stages to destroy, and all those satisfyingly disturbing Fatalities to learn, this is a gruesome but highly entertaining title. You can choose from single fights or a Tournament mode if you want to get really competitive.

4. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PS5)

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PS5)Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PS5)
Publisher: Activision / Developer: Treyarch
Release Date: 13th Nov 2020 (USA) / 13th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

For as far as Call of Duty has come, it's kept its tradition of local modes. Black Ops Cold War lets you and another player enjoy rounds of multiplayer together, or you can opt to cooperate in the Zombies mode. Whatever way you decide to play, that trademark Call of Duty action is as tight here as it's ever been, with fast-paced gameplay and satisfying shooting.

3. FIFA 21 (PS5)

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Publisher: EA Sports / Developer: EA Sports
Release Date: 4th Dec 2020 (USA) / 4th Dec 2020 (UK/EU)

FIFA has always presented an impressive array of options when playing locally, and FIFA 21 is no different. Your pals can jump in at almost any time, taking to the pitch together through co-op play. Joining your friend's game is as simple as adding your controller, and you can even play through whole seasons or specific tournaments side by side on the sofa. The best part is that FIFA allows for a huge number of difficulty options and simplified control schemes, meaning that anyone can get in on the fun.

2. Overcooked: All You Can Eat (PS5)

Overcooked: All You Can Eat (PS5)Overcooked: All You Can Eat (PS5)
Publisher: Team 17 / Developer: Ghost Town Games
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 19th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

Overcooked is a multiplayer treat, putting up to four players in crazy kitchens and tasking them with fulfilling orders against the clock. The need to work together is strong in this cutesy, accessible party game, and the All You Can Eat version on PS5 is packed with content. It even boasts some competitive levels if you're not in the mood for co-op cooking. An absolute blast.

1. Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5)

Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5)Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5)
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment / Developer: Sumo Digital
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 19th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

Sackboy is a great platformer to play on your own, but it's even better shared with up to three other players. After customising your Sackfolk in all sorts of crazy outfits, you can all jump into colourful, tactile levels for some bubble-collecting, baddie-stomping mischief. There are even a handful of levels you can only play with two or more players, so you'll need to buddy up if you want to see everything. With its family-friendly presentation and unique stages, this is really good fun for all ages.

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